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Rescue of kidnapped journalists and families from Kaduna, NPAN tells FG

The Newspaper Proprietors’ Affiliation of Nigeria has directed the Federal Authorities to rescue two Kaduna-based journalists, Abdulgafar Alabelewe and AbdulRaheem Aodu, who have been kidnapped together with their households by bandits over the weekend.

Alabelewe of The Nation and Aodu of Blueprint have been kidnapped from their properties in Dahjonu neighborhood, Millennium Metropolis space of ​​Chikun Native Authorities Space of ​​Kaduna State.

The incident was confirmed by one of many victims’ kinfolk, Taofeeq Olayemi, who revealed that the bandits invaded the neighborhood at round 10:30pm and carried out their operation after taking pictures indiscriminately.

It was reported that Abdulraheem’s spouse was deserted within the bushes by the bandits on account of her well being situation.

NPAN Chairman Kabiru Yusuf in a press release on Tuesday expressed the affiliation’s concern over the unlucky incident, interesting to the Federal Authorities to facilitate the rescue of those victims.

Yusuf stated: “The Newspaper Proprietors’ Affiliation of Nigeria is anxious in regards to the security of Messrs Abdulgafar Alabelewe and AbdulRaheem Abdu, correspondents of The Nation and Blueprint newspapers in Kaduna State respectively, who have been kidnapped over the weekend.

“Even worse is the extended silence of their captors, who took the journalists and their kinfolk, together with their wives and youngsters, away. The trauma that this despicable occasion brought about to each their organic {and professional} households is extra possible.

“We name on the federal authorities to make sure the protected return of the journalists and their households by deploying all mandatory safety assets at its disposal.”

Yusuf additionally pleaded with the abductors to make sure that the victims weren’t injured and returned residence safely.

He additionally expressed his condolences to the households of the journalists and wished them a protected return.

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